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Buyer, Emerging Designers

Neiman Marcus
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
22 Oct 2022

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About Bergdorf Goodman

As the house of extraordinary taste for almost 120 years,

we are New York's original icon of style.

The legendary window on inventive inspiration, discerning since day one,

we define the culture of fashion.

We are a community of "creative ingeniuses" cultivating experiences beyond the expected

and nurturing ideas that inspire the joy of discovery.

We thrive on bringing exceptional creative talents together.

We are unabashedly luxury. And luxury is ours to define.

We are Bergdorf Goodman.

The Opportunity

Darcy Penick, President of Bergdorf Goodman and one of the first leaders in pure-play fashion e-commerce, has built a team of industry pioneers who are bringing their collective expertise and commitment to operational excellence to the world of Bergdorf Goodman. As the destination to discover best in class designers, emerging brands and exclusive products, Bergdorf Goodman provides customers with transformative experiences that embody the definition of modern luxury.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Develop and execute strategies to exponentially grow the business
  • Develop seasonal merchandise plans
  • Manage the buying process, including building assortments based on historical and current product performance, analyzing business and managing inventory flow
  • Review and analyze business weekly, monthly, seasonally, developing appropriate initiatives
  • Analyze competitive pricing, product, presentation, and timing
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships and attend market
  • Negotiate buying terms with vendors (price, margin, quantity, delivery terms)
  • Identify key opportunities to maximize sales and drive the process to meet financial objectives
  • Proactively motivate selling teams through the communication of product knowledge such as collection notes, training and selling events
  • Keep all cross-functional teams informed on performance, industry trends, new inventory and brand positioning
  • Manage and develop Merchandise Assistant

Technical Qualifications

  • 4+ years retail buying experience
  • Strong understanding of merchandising financials, retail math and the ability to manage profitability
  • Excellent organizational, presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to act as liaison and collaborate cross-functionally with various division within the organization
  • System Proficiency
  • Detail oriented and able to multi-task effectively
  • Extremely well organized, methodical and efficient
  • Must possess sound business judgment, ability to identify trends, and excellent negotiation skills

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